Expert Advisor Studio – User Guide
Expert Advisor Studio is a unique online tool used for creating trading strategies. It helps you generate reliable Experts (Robots) easily. You can add them both to the MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 platforms.
There is no need to have knowledge in programming because the Expert Advisor Studio has already done the hard work for you.
An advanced backtesting algorithm represents the core of the program. It's like the Strategy Tester in MetaTrader, but far quicker. In fact, the program is so fast that it's capable of creating and backtesting strategies automatically.
Key components in Expert Advisor Studio:
With the Generator, traders can create and test strategies automatically. The best strategies are being stored in the Collection section.
You can export a strategy as an Expert Advisor. The other option is to send it to the Editor for review or make some adjustments to it.
When you create strategies with the Generator, the program collects the profitable ones in the Collection.
You can sort the accumulated strategies by a specific statistical parameter by adding validation criteria. After that you can move any of the strategies to the Editor for review or export.
You also have the option to export the entire collection to revalidate it and use it at a later stage.
Strategy Editor in Expert Advisor Studio
You can create and alter strategies with the Editor by setting indicators and parameters of your choice.
When you edit a strategy the Expert Advisor Studio calculates the backtest based on the historical data, it displays the significant statistics and illustrates the balance and indicator curves on a chart.
The backtest process is so fast that you can tweak your strategies while you're looking at their charts.
When you discover a strategy that suits you the most, you can export it as an Expert Advisor.
Once you have strategies in the collection you can add them to the portfolio. This way you can see summarized results of all strategies.
More, you can export Portfolio Expert Advisors. This will create an EA that includes all the strategies. With one EA over the chart in MetaTrader, you will be able to trade multiple strategies.
This tool is unique for Expert Advisor Studio and it is the only difference between the trial and the license version. Licensed users can export Portfolio EAs.
Data (Historical data)
The Historical data in Expert Advisor Studio is the first important step that the trader has to complete. It is recommendable to use Historical data from the broker you are planning to use.
Use the scrips for MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 for your broker accordingly. Drop the exported files in the Drop Zone.
Most brokers provide a small number of bars at the beginning. This is why we have created the Forex Historical Data App from where you can download Historical data. After that from Tools - Symbol settings, you can change the settings according to your broker.
Tools in Expert Advisor Studio
In Settings, you can set:
- Account currency
- Initial account
It is important to match it with your actual trading account.
From the trading session, you can set the days and the hours when the strategies will be trading.
*Remember that these are general settings for Expert Advisor Studio and any changes will affect the future results in the Expert Advisors you create
Exporting Expert Advisors
What makes Expert Advisor Studio a unique program is that it allows you to export your Expert Advisors for MetaTrader. Since they use only standard MT indicators this facilitates their application in MT and their upload to a VPS (virtual private server).
We suggest our traders test the Expert Advisors first on a Demo/Virtual account. If you're satisfied with the results from your tests, you can go ahead and use your experts for real trading.
The concept of Expert Advisor Studio is that you could bring real profits if you create an Expert Advisor with a decent backtest and a corresponding forward demo test. It's crucial to be very careful when you trade with real money and always be accountable for the risk you're taking.